Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King by Holly Black

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme (that will help me remember what to buy for my library) that's hosted by Wishful Endings. It's based off the weekly meme Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Boy I can't wait to read 


You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

So fun fact, I really like Fantasy, but mostly Urban Fantasy because I already know half the rules. These high Fantasy novels have a habit of confusing me. THE CRUEL PRINCE DIDN'T.  If you're someone who's easily confused by the strange names of things in high fantasy, read The Cruel Prince then hit me up. Then we'll read this sequel together and LOVE IT. 

P.S. I know it's not diverse but... I don't care. I really want to read it!!


  1. I really need to read The Cruel Prince! I've heard so much about it and all the buzz for The Wicked King makes me want to read it even more

    Here's my Wednesday post

    1. I hope you get a chance to read it! I found myself in love with it even though I can get lost in high fantasy at times.

  2. I have that book on my wishlist for next year too. The cover looks stunning and I hope it will be a great one.
    My pick

    Best wishes

    1. I know! I'm so excited. I'll probably order it for my library and make sure I'm the first one to take it out!

      Thanks fro stopping by!

  3. I wasn't as enamored with The Cruel Prince as many were, but I am curious to see where book 2 takes us. Nice choice!

    1. That's fair. I read it with my book club and I was clearly the one most in love with it even though we all liked it. I think book one left a lot of options for book 2. Should be interesting!


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